Mallya transferred $40 million to his children’s accounts in violation of court orders.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The state needs to invest in human services to better support the children who come forward with complaints of sexual abuse.
The Gujarat 2002 survivor thanked the high court for its order – possibly the first time that police complicity in communal violence has been clearly acknowledged and punished by the judiciary.
In a blow to Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court today overruled the Jharkhand high court order which had dropped the conspiracy charges against him.
Due to its negligent drafting, the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act is unlikely to benefit the workers in the unorganised sector.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
A former chief justice of the Himachal high court, she criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
The lynching of 25-year-old student Mashal Khan, another example of abuse of the country’s blasphemy law, is being seen as an opportunity to revive the debate on revising the law.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
“Justice demands that the courts should impose punishments befitting the crime so that it reflects public abhorrence of the crime. Crimes like the one before us cannot be looked with magnanimity.”
The bottom line is that the government has not been able to rebut the petitioners’ claim that insisting income tax assessees acquire Aadhaar numbers is inconsistent with the Aadhaar Act, which aims at voluntariness.
With there being no measure short of impeachment to discipline judges, they can get away with various kinds of misconduct.
As an upperclassman at The Citadel military college several years ago, Steven Munoz allegedly assaulted five freshmen. His hiring at the State Department raises further questions about the Trump administration’s vetting process.
After refusing to undergo a medical check-up, Justice Karnan gave in writing to the doctors that he is “quite normal and has a stable mind.”
“I am grateful that this verdict delivered by the Honorable Judges, has, yet again, vindicated my truth, and upheld my faith in the judiciary,” Bilkis Bano said in a statement.
Over the last week, questions of bodily integrity and informational self-determination have assumed centre-stage as the court hears two writ petitions challenging the government’s decision to make possession of an Aadhaar card mandatory for the filing of income tax returns.
India’s refusal to accept the 1984 pogrom as genocide is problematic, given the absence of prescribed domestic standards to test such a claim.
While the Forest Rights Act guarantees rights to forest-dwelling communities, the forest department continues to use two other Acts that criminalise the same activities.
The Supreme Court’s decision ordering a mental examination of Justice Karnan is a major setback for the movement to reduce stigma against mental illness.
Senior lawyer K.K. Venugopal had advised the court to ignore Justice Karnan’s orders since no one was taking them seriously and wait till he retires in June. But Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi wanted strict action against the Calcutta high court judge.
Ask when, not if, police in the UK ‘shoot to kill’ under revised policy.
A 45-year-old Indian-American has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for defrauding a bank and stealing money from his employer.
A special NIA court charged 26-year-old Areeb Majeed, who had allegedly joined the outfit ISIS in Iraq, on various charges of terrorism.
The SC reiterated that no provision in the Act can make the appointment of the Lokpal invalid because of a vacancy in the selection committee.
There is no law prescribing reservation for general category candidates in public employment and therefore there’s no question of reserved category candidates being selected against “their seats”.
Forcing taxpayers to enrol for Aadhaar violates not just the voluntary nature of the scheme but also the constitutional guarantee against discrimination between different classes of people, argued Shyam Divan in the Supreme Court.
The Centre had asked the apex court to recall its order saying that the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
While the rapid expansion of the card game will likely raise some eyebrows, judicial precedents and international research show that poker is kosher.
Unless they work out a plea deal, the two doctors and the wife of one of the physicians are headed to trial now.
The apex court pointed out their negligence and lack of seriousness about appointing members of the food commission and ordered speedy action on the matter.
Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
P.P. Pandey was chargesheeted for murder by the CBI, but he was also appointed Gujarat’s police chief by the government.
Various former judges believe that rejecting post-retirement appointments on the basis of Intelligence Bureau inputs is discouraging and troubling.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi had levelled allegations of corruption against the Haryana government in 2010, but the matter continues to be deferred in court while the investigation is still pending.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the court that they have found people were giving details of PAN cards procured on the basis of fake documents.
In reversing a Himachal Pradesh high court order, the Supreme Court is saying that not only must justice be done and seen to be done but it must also be … understood.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
The judgement also puts a much-welcome end to the ‘bid low today, raise price later’ strategy employed by players such as the Tatas and the Adani Group.